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Tagged attitude

  • In The Ring

    I’ve learned a lot by being in the ring with Life. My first lesson: Life is a world-class heavyweight champion.  And Life hits HARD.  He’s been around a long time, and is no rookie.  He’s trained century after century, decade after decade, year after year…day after tireless day…and knows all […]

  • The Peak and the Precipice

      Some years ago, I found myself sitting in a window side seat of a bus speeding up a steep mountainside road.  We were heading towards the peaks of Machu Picchu.  I was there as part of a Fulbright Scholarship group, studying Andean and Afro-Peruvian history and culture.  We were […]

  • Is Morality Obsolete?

      I recently read a disturbing article in the September 23, 2011 issue of The Week magazine.  (Has Morality Became Obsolete, page 14 – via The New York Times).  In it, author David Brooks “sums up the moral philosophy of most young Americans” by highlighting the refrain: If it feels […]

  • BE (Become Entirely)….

      BE Inspired BE Courageous BE Blessed BE Positive BE Forgiving BE Humble BE Courteous BE Kind BE Healed BE Thoughtful BE A Blessing To Others BE AWARE BE Conscious BE Free BE Connected BE Considerate BE Forthright BE Respectful BE Daring BE True BE The Person That God Created […]

  • Choose To Be Young

      It occurs to me that youth is truly wasted on the young.  I mean, they have no choice in the matter.  They ARE young.  Which means (inexperience and immaturity aside), they have energy, verve, vigor, excitement, athletic ability (more or less, LOL) and a general physical “feel-goodedness” (yes, I […]

  • The Power of Music on Attitude

      For as long as I can remember, music has had the power to directly influence my mood.  At first, I noticed that if I couldn’t understand why I was feeling a certain way, there was often music in the background that I may not have been conscious of that […]

  • Weeds In The Lawn

      I spent this morning mowing the lawn.  I have a corner house with the little hill on the side.  You know the type?  I have to mow the front lawn, the hill on the side, the front and side sidewalk, and the back yard.  I STRONGLY DISLIKE mowing!  I […]

  • AdjustMENt of Attitude = AdjustMENt of Altitude

      It was my pleasure and honor to address the men of Morgan State University on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.  The topic: AdjustMENt of Attitude = AdjustMENt of Altitude.  Although most of us have heard variations of this theme before, the layout of the letters suggest the heart of the […]